April 19, 2017
The first quarter of 2017 saw pharma’s visible participation in digital health steadily ramping up. From partnerships that augment digital diabetes care to infant sleep coaching collaborations, we've covered quite a range of pharma-focused news in Q1. Read on for our list of the digital undertakings of Roche, Takeda, UCB, Johnson & Johnson, and many more.
Boehringer Ingelheim partnered with...
January 13, 2017
In 2016, we rounded up pharma news in the first, second, and third quarter of the year. Pharma news in the fourth quarter of 2016 mostly fit into two buckets: clinical trial data collection and chronic condition management. The latter focused especially on the diabetes and chronic respiratory disease spaces. Read on below for Q4 2016 news from a number of pharma companies from around the world....
November 28, 2016
By: Jennifer Plumer, Director of Market Development, Validic
So you’ve decided to include digital health devices in your trial. While that’s a great step to take as an organization, and an important step towards innovating the R&D process, it’s just the beginning.
You now have to select a device that will best suit the needs of both the trial and the patient and think through nuances with...
October 7, 2016
We've come to the end of the third quarter, so we at MobiHealthNews have looked into our archives and rounded up the major stories of the quarter for the hospital, pharma, and insurance sectors. Read on for provider, pharma, and payer news.
The third quarter of 2016 has provided a steady stream of provider news. From partnerships that blend traditional healthcare systems with digital...
June 23, 2016
Larry Brooks, director of business innovation at Boehringer Ingelheim, took the stage in a fireside chat with Medullan EVP and Managing Director Jonathan Chen at MobiHealthNews 2016 in San Francisco last week. Brooks has been leading Boehringer's digital health group for the past five years, and he shed some light on how the pharma company's approach to the space has changed during that time.
June 16, 2016
Global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has launched a new patient-facing mobile app that includes a virtual savings card, a prescription tracker, and educational materials. The app, available in the US on the iOS App Store and Google Play store, is called AZhelps.
“AstraZeneca is committed to providing affordable medicines and programs that help patients get the support they need," Lori...
January 21, 2016
According to a report in Bloomberg, GlaxoSmithKline is in talks with Qualcomm to create a new joint venture to develop medical technology. Financial Times added in its report that the JV could be worth up to $1 billion.
Very little information about the prospective partnership is available, but it makes sense for both companies: Qualcomm has already teamed up with both Roche and Novartis on major...
December 16, 2015
One of the biggest ways the changing digital health landscape will affect the pharma industry is that pharma companies increasingly stand to lose control over their own stories, according to a new report from McKinsey & Company, who spoke to 20 thought leaders in various pharma-adjacent sectors.
"As the lines among payors, providers, and pharma companies blur, carefully controlled trial data...
August 20, 2015
Bryan Roberts, one of Venrock's healthcare-focused investment partners, has some rules of thumb for investing in digital health -- and for what to pass up. Roberts' portfolio included six successful exits last year, the Wall Street Journal reports, and this year he has invested in Stride Health, Lyra Health, Intarcia Therapeutics, and Grand Rounds.
In a recent interview with the...
August 3, 2015
Sixty-six percent of all pharma app downloads in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, were downloads of the top 10 apps according to an infographic recently released by German app company SmartPatient (not to be confused with Roni Zeiger-founded online patient community SmartPatients). SmartPatient's iOS and Android app is called MyTherapy.
The Munich-based company analyzed 359...